He is still alive and celebrating his 118th birthday this year.
The Japanese national has been certified as the oldest person alive since the death of 117-year-old Chiyo Miyako in July 2018.
Kane was born prematurely and was raised on breast milk by women other than his mother.
After Hideo and his son died during the war, he continued to work in the same business until he retired at the age of 63.
In the 1970's he visited the United States, where he had several nephews.
Tanaka was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 103, but survived.
When he was 107 years old, his son wrote a book about him that described his life and longevity, in 107 called In Good Times And Bad.
Who is the oldest person who ever lived?
The oldest person whose age has been verified is Jeanne Calment (1875-1997) from France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years 164 days.
He was in good health for most of his life and lived alone until he was 110 years old.
And he could run until he fell and broke his leg and then needed a wheelchair.
Tanaka was born in 1903 - the same year the Wright brothers flew the world's first aircraft.
Content created and supplied by: Kofi004 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More